Rivers Delivers: The Story of L. Mendel Rivers

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9780941711241: Rivers Delivers: The Story of L. Mendel Rivers

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RIVERS DELIVERS Marion Rivers Ravenel L. Mendal Rivers was a native South Carolinian who rose from a humble, rural background to become one of the most influential and controversial members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and elective position which he held for thirty years. Along the way, he overcame personal inhibitions,pistol-totong political opponents and the continuing harrassment of nationally syndicated columnist Drew Pearson to preside as CHairman of the powerful House Armed Services Committee and to earn his reputation as "the soldiers's friend." This intimate biography, written by his daughter, reveals the human side of the public persona and presents a complex man who battled his own personal devils to achieve an enviable record of accomplishment in Washington while managing to "deliver" for his beloved constituents back home. Back Flap Copy Marion Rivers Ravenel was born in Washington, D.C., during her father's second term in Congress. She attended schools in Virginia and South Carolina, and was graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. in 1965 with a degree in history and political science. She resides in Charleston.

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"He was not only a friend, but a very close friend..."
-Rev. Billy Graham
"Mendel Rivers was the best whether he was with you or against you. I can say without any hesitation or qualification that (he) was one of the most dedicated Americans that I have ever known to serve in the House of Representatives. He never ducked an issue..."
-Gerald R. Ford
"He was a leader and a fighter...He was the Mark Twain of the Congress, the Paul Revere of our Defense Establishment, and the John Paul Jones of our 20th-century Navy."
-Strom Thurmond
"We, here, knew Mendel Rivers. We knew him as a friend; we knew him as a strong man and yet as a kind and courteous man...I will always remember his kindness to me; I will always respect his courage."
-George Bush

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